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The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

As part of the agreement, a precision cancer research and treatment institute will be created at the Windber facilities.

BioServe touts the repository as the "the largest resource of high-quality biosamples for the life science industry" and claims that researchers can access it to garner biosamples from "most any major diseases."

The firm has started the BioServe Network with partners including Fox Chase, Windber, UMass, and the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities.

BioServe will supplement its clinical-grade biospecimens in its Global BioRepository with biosamples from the Windber Research Institute's Tissue Bank.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.